As I drove three of my parishoners into town today, I commented on the long lines of washing hanging outside an Amish house. I said something about how hard life is for the Amish, and wondered whether they have those washing machines that you crank.
It turns out that they have washing machines with motors run by gasoline.
They can't drive cars, but they can ride in cars -- fueled by gas.
They can't run electric appliances, but they can run washers fueled by gas.
And here I was under the impression that Reformed theology can be hard to understand.